Get writing for Wells

THE competitions for this year’s Wells Literature Festival have been launched, with classes for poetry, short stories, books for children and young poets, with a closing date of 30th June.

The judges are award-winning poet Simon Armitage (open poetry, pictured)), Mark McCrum (short stories), Gill Lewis (books for children) and Miriam Nash (young poets).

The results will be announced at the prize-giving event during the festival, on Sunday 20th October. For more information visit the festival website,